The Sala Beckett and the Institut Ramon Llull are organising the first seminar on the translation of contemporary Catalan theatre in order to raise international awareness of Catalan and Balearic playwriting and to encourage the translation of works into other languages and thereby improve their internationalisation.
A number of renowned translators have been invited to Barcelona to give them an opportunity to learn about the theatre in Catalonia and to meet authors and discover their works. The seminar will take place over three days and will include conversations on the history and the current situation of Catalan dramatic literature, as well as information on the possibility of receiving aid and grants for translations and for publishing translated works. Several rounds of meetings will also be held at the Sala Beckett between playwrights and translators so that authors can present their works.
The translators will also attend performances of the plays Els nens desagraïts by Llàtzer Garcia, at the Sala Beckett, and La noia de la làmpada by Marta Aran, at the Sala Flyhard.
Participating playwrights: Marc Angelet, Marta Barceló, Blanca Bardagil, Carles Batlle, Albert Boronat, Marta Buchaca, Jordi Casanovas, Clàudia Cedó, Cristina Clemente, Guillem Clua, Lluïsa Cunillé, Llàtzer Garcia, Carol López, Carles Mallol, David Plana, Sergi Pompermayer, Toni-Lluís Reyes, Marc Rosich, Mercè Sarrias, Esteve Soler, Victoria Szpunberg, Helena Tornero, Manuel Veiga and Joan Yago.
Participating translators: Hillary Gardner (United States), Laurent Gallardo (France), Klaus Laabs (Germany), Pino Tierno (Italy), Μαρία Χατζηεμμανουήλ (Greece) and Olga Nikolaeva (Russia).
A total of 24 playwrights will be participating in get-togethers with translators to explain their works in order to improve their international presence
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